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Reviewed 14 July 2019

We really enjoyed our visit to the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum. This live retelling of the story was very well done, and getting to visit the ship is fun for all. Wish we'd had a little more time to just look in the museum but not much more is needed as the museum is quite small. Kids will love this!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joyce D
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Only had a brief time in Boston so this tour was a great overview of the time period and interactive. Kept my 9 and 12 ur old entertained the whole time. High recommend,

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Having a teen girl who can be hard to entertain was a cinch for this group! As soon as you step up to the meeting room you are immersed in the act. You get an Indian disguise, greeted by actors in colonial dress who NEVER break character, given a card (to keep) describing who you are at the meeting, you may even be someone who gets to speak at the meeting (a quote on your card). After the interactive meeting you are marched out to 1 of the two (soon to be 3) tea ships. Greeted by another character who gives you more info, "dump" tea (a photo op), below deck look about. But wait, there's more! On the dock you get more history of the harbor including a map of what it USED to look like. Then, inside for 2 short screen presentations on the only surviving tea crate, an argument between king George & John Adams (Harry Potter movie fans will love that part), and the start of the revolution. It all ends in the tea room where you can sample & buy teas from the colonial era.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

We are fortunate to have a great team of people who are passionate about history and deliver interesting and entertaining experiences to guests like you. Thanks for letting us know about your tour and posting a review.

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Reviewed 12 July 2019

I wish that we would have visited here during the day and got to participate in the re-enactment. Instead, we visited in the evening during Revelry on the Wharf. It was fun, but it wasn't quite what we expected. My girls seemed into the activities, dancing, and singing; my son was not as big of a fan. He was not impressed by throwing the "tea" into the water since it was kind of like a big pillow tied to the boat.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kimbmichigan
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

The Boston Tea Party excursion is a wonderful, interactive journey through one of the most important times in our nation’s history. Talented actors/actresses recreate the important scenes leading up to the Boston Tea Party including the famous Town Hall Meeting where Samuel Adams leads the citizens to rally against England. Participants feel a part of the rebellion by voicing shouts of “here, here!” For raucous agreement and “hissssss” for disagreement! You can even have a speaking role if you wish! After the town hall meeting,
participants are then led to the boats where they can participate in “throwing the tea overboard.” While the first half of the tour includes many fun and interesting tidbits about his rebellion, it ends with an short film about the Battle of Lexington and the importance of the Tea Party as a catalyst for our nation’s freedom! Fun for kids and adults!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ginger H
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